Description

Small form factor build with AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti

Key findings:
1. CPU heatsink: Noctua NH-L12S must be manually bent and the included fan must be replaced with a NF-A9x14 (92 mm) fan in order to fit in the case
2. SSD: The included heatsink for the Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD must be removed in order to fit in the Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi Mini ITX motherboard
3. Memory: XMP Profile Level 3 in unstable on Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB); XMP Profile 2 is stable
4. PSU: SF600 is under-powered for this build; overclocking of 2080Ti is likely being limited by PSU

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

When a PC is almost as small as the speakers....

Excellent build and managing of the cables.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I was about to say, those are nice Reference Monitors. (Speakers)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Do you notice much noise gaming? or could you post temps please?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It is a bit noisy while gaming but it's dead quite at idle and actually quieter than my previous mid-tower case while gaming

Almost all of the noise comes from the GPU, which is facing toward me on my desk about 3 feet away, and includes some minor coil whine while gaming; there are likely quieter GPUs that will eventually become available but all of the quiet GPUs currently available seemed to be too big for the case (on paper at least)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How difficult was modifying the NH L12S? I'm considering a really similar build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It was easy in the sense that no tools or equipment was required. However, two important notes about the NH L12s

  1. The include CPU fan interfered with the VRM heatsink/IO shroud and RAM so I had to replace it with the Noctua NF-A9x14, which required bending the arms of the metal clip to get a firm hold of the fan

  2. The heat pipes need to be bent in such a way that the height of the heatsink is reduced while the screw holes in the fins remain aligned with the screw holes on the mounting plate (if you simply bend the heat pipes by pushing down on the fins until the z-height is reduced, you end up with about an inch of misalignment); I first reduced the height of the heatsink by pushing down on the fins to reduce the height; I then pushed the fins sideways by propping the fins on the side of my desk with the mounting plate hanging off the side and pulling down on the mounting plate; remember to place something on your desk to protect it from scratches while doing this; I also allowed some misalignment, moving the fins just enough to get the screw driver to angle its way to the screw heads

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi what size are those cables?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Could you tell me which chip this LPX uses by checking on Thaipoon Burner or CPU Z? Could you also confirm if it is the 3600 model with 18-22-22 latency?

THX